Rajesh Kana, PhD: My primary research interest is in asking neuroscience questions pertaining to social cognitive and linguistic functions. Perhaps an ideal venue for studying social cognition is autism spectrum disorder, an intriguing disorder marked by cognitive and social impairments. I use neuroimaging to study typical population as well as those with neurodevelopmental disorders.
|Kaitlyn Rody: I am a UAB undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in German. After graduating, I plan to take a year off to work and gain clinical experience before applying to Physician Assistant Programs. My current research interests include investigating the underlying causes of Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in adolescents and to improve the types of interventions used as treatment. I am also interested in learning about the neural origins of cognition and language with regard to developmental disorders such as autism.
|Claire Crider: I am a senior in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program here at UAB. I will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, with minors in Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology. I am pursuing a career in Medicine, and after graduating I hope to attend Medical School. I am interested in diseases and disorders of the nervous system as well as the treatments of those diseases and disorders. I am also interested in intervention/treatments, especially involving effects of brain connectivity, communication, and language, that can be measured using techniques such as neuroimaging.
|Rishi Deshpande: After completing graduate degrees in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, I have focused on fMRI data acquisition and analysis, and how different techniques can be applied to achieve the best possible scientific results. I am actively involved in providing computational and neuroimaging assistance to various projects in the lab.
Former lab members
- Lauren Libero, Ph.D. - Post Doctoral Fellow, UC Davis Mind Institute
- Donna Murdaugh, Ph.D. - Clinical Internship, Emory University
- Briley Black, B.S. - Medical student, UAB School of Medicine
- Sandhya Kumar, B.S. - Medical student, UAB School of Medicine